The jubilee 25th Winter School of Croatian Folklore will be staged in Koprivnica from the 3rd to 12th of January 2019. The school is a CHF project organised by project manager Snježana Jurišić. The school will focus on the dances, folk costumes, songs and instruments of the Croatian Adriatic.
The silver jubilee 25th Winter School of Croatian Folklore will be staged in Koprivnica from the 3rd to 12th of January 2019. The school is a Croatian Heritage Foundation project organised by project manager Snježana Jurišić. At the Winter School of Croatian Folklore participants will learn more about the dances, folk costumes, songs and instruments of the Croatian Adriatic. Along with practical dance lessons there will be lectures on folk costumes, songs and instruments (including the tamboura and other traditional instruments). This year’s programme will cover the dances and music of the islands of Krk, Cres, Rab, Pag, Silba, Čiovo, Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet and Lastovo and the cities and towns Split, Trogir and Kaštela, the coastal region in and around Makarska, the Pelješac peninsula, the coastal area in and around Dubrovnik, Konavle, Župa dubrovačka, Rijeka dubrovačka, the Neretva valley, the kontradanca (counter-dance) of Dubrovnik and the dances of the Šibenik coastal area and islands. The programme will also cover the dances of Croatians in neighbouring countries that fall under the Adriatic cultural sphere: the dances and songs of southern Herzegovina and the dances of the Croatians of Boka Kotorska.
The final concert and celebration of the silver jubilee of the School of Croatian Folklore will be staged in the 12th of January 2019.
Andrija Ivančan, the artistic director of our national folk dance and vocal ensemble Lado, will serve as the expert programme manager, with the tamboura section led by Tibor Bun, a well-known tamburitza expert. Music pedagogue Vjekoslav Martinić, an eminent traditional instrument maker, will lead the traditional instruments section. On hand as guest lecturer will be maestro Siniša Leopold, the head conductor of the Croatian Radio and Television Tamburitza Orchestra.
Lectures will also be given by other top experts in the fields of folklore and ethnochoreology and renowned researchers of Croatian folklore: Tonči Tadin, Vidoslav Bagur, Nenad Milin, Damir Kremenić, Goran Oreb, Katarina Horvatović and Kristina Benko Markovica, joined by music rehearser Antun Kottek. They will all be ably assisted by Iva Cvetko and Martin Durbek.
Participants are offered a choice of one of the three offer sections: DANCE (section head: Andrija Ivančan), PLAYING THE TAMBOURA (section head: Tibor Bün, guest lecturer: maestro Siniša Leopold) and PLAYING TRADITIONAL CROATIAN INSTRUMENTS (section head: Vjekoslav Martinić). The application period is open!
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